Among the tasks a university professor is expected to perform, babysitting an infant should be very far down the list. Last week, however, an accounting professor at the Hanoi College of Technology and Trading took on the unusual job so his student, the infant’s mother, could finish an exam.
The mother was quite taken by the unexpected turn of event. “There was nobody who I could ask to take care of my six-month-old baby,” said the young mother, “I was pleasantly surprised when he offered to take care of the baby so I could finish my exam.”
According to other students who took the same exam and later shared the story on social media, their professor was quite good at his side job. The baby was only loud a few times during the exam, which lasted for two hours.
“We are, quite frankly, at a loss as to what to do. There is no rule in the examination guideline that says a mother cannot bring her baby and her professor cannot offer to babysit,” said the college’s representative.
If teaching doesn’t work out for this professor at least he now knows he has other marketable skills, some mothers would kill for the ability to keep an infant quiet for two hours!--VNS